RESPEKT AWARD 2016
Respekt weekly and Ji.hlava IDFF are looking for the best television, video and online report
Respekt weekly and Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival 2016 announced the 10th edition of the Respekt Award for the best television, video and online report of the past year. The competition is not limited to domestic themes only; reports dealing with foreign themes can be submitted as well.
A quality report has to ask questions, get to the heart of the matter and introduce its theme in context. The aim of the Respekt Award is to point out essential report projects of the past year. The award was presented for the 10th time already at 20th Ji.hlava IDFF.
A board of selectors of the Respekt weekly and Ji.hlava IDFF shortlisted 10 out of all submitted reports. Out of these, a jury comprised of Respekt weekly editors selected the winner who was presented the Respekt Award at the Opening Ceremony of Ji.hlava IDFF.
The best report of 2016
In 2016 award has been granted to Czech Television reporter Markéta Dobiášová for her reportage Obchod s nadějí (Trade with Hope). The film unravels the case of experimental treatment for ALS patients using stem cells for which a renowned Czech scientist charged tens of thousands of Czech crowns, although the benefits of this procedure have not yet been proven.
“The Respekt Award for the best TV, video and online reportage has been granted to Czech Television’s Markéta Dobiášová for her thorough investigative report on a professionally and personally complex case. As well as for the social impact of the outcome of her efforts,” said the members of the jury composed of editors of the Respekt weekly in unison.
Obchod s nadějí (Markéta Dobiášová)
Respekt weekly summarizes and analyses essential political, economic and cultural news from the Czech Republic as well as from abroad. It is renowned primarily for its investigative journalism and reports. Since its foundation, it has maintained the position of an influential weekly of opinion.